Kylie To Headline Proms In The Park

Kylie Minogue is to play a special headline slot at BBC's Proms In The Park on September 8. The singer will be backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra at the show in London's Hyde Park, with support from classical group Il Divo and tenor Alfie Boe.

Minogue's Proms concert is part of her 25-year anniversary celebrations and the show will see the Australian singer's songs be re-interpreted with orchestral arrangements, an approach first taken with last year's Abbey Road Sessions.

Speaking about her Proms show, Minogue said:

"I'm delighted to be performing at one of the UK's most outstanding nights of the musical calendar. To sing in front of thousands of people whilst being accompanied by the legendary BBC Concert Orchestra in such a special year is truly a dream come true."

Proms In The Park, a companion to the Last Night Of The Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, will take place on Saturday, 8 September. Now in its 17th year, it will be hosted by Radio 2 presenters Tony Blackburn and Sir Terry Wogan - and forms part of the London 2012 Festival. Sir Terry said:

"To have the Princess of Pop herself, Kylie Minogue, performing in Hyde Park promises to make the concert an unforgettable spectacle."